Best Things to Do Near Lynchburg Tennessee

Make your visit to Lynchburg a lakeside getaway with a stay at Tims Ford Lake

Best Things to Do Near Lynchburg Tennessee
Visit Lynchburg & Tims Ford Lake

In bars and restaurants worldwide, you'll almost always find that familiar square bottle with the black label proudly naming the Tennessee Whiskey, Jack Daniel's.

The Jack Daniels Distillery, housed in Lynchburg, Tennessee, is one of the largest distilleries in the world and welcomes more than 300,000 visitors a year. If you're thinking of visiting Lynchburg, we don't blame you! To help you get the most out of your visit, we put together a quick list of things to do if you're planning a visit to Lynchburg.

Where is Lynchburg?

Lynchburg TN is located in Moore County, about 90 minutes south of Nashville and close to one of Tennessee's most beautiful and popular lakes, Tims Ford Lake.

Read on for nine things you don't want to miss on your visit to Jack Daniel's region.

No. 1: Plan to stay at Tims Ford Lake.

Captain's Quarters Waterside Cottage at Twin Creeks

First things first, you're going to need someplace magical to stay. But just because you're visiting a small town in Tennessee, doesn't mean musty old cabin rentals. This area is full of bright and cheery properties on and around Tims Ford Lake.

Just outside Lynchburg, for example, you'll find Twin Creeks Marina, Resort, and Village in neighboring Winchester, TN. This beautiful lake community offers several different accommodation styles to meet any traveler's needs.

Lakefront RV Resort

If you love the RV life, be sure to check out Twin Creeks RV Resort, where every pet-friendly RV site has a water view, with many standard and premium waterfront spaces to choose from as well. The resort connects to the Tims Ford State Park hiking trails and is within walking distance of Tims Ford Marina and the lake's #1 restaurant, Drafts and Watercrafts, open from April to October each lake season.

Each lakeside site is fully equipped with electricity, water, and sewer hookups. Families often bring their barbecue grills and enjoy meals at their site's picnic tables or around waterfront community fire pits. A trading post with essentials and a pristine bath house, complete with showers, clean restrooms, and laundry facility make your stay easy and stress-free.

Picturesque Waterfront Cottages

If the thought of a brand new, spacious cabin on Tims Ford appeals to you, you'll love the Twin Creeks Waterfront Cottages. These aren't your average cabins, though. Each four-bedroom, three-bathroom cottage offers fine linens, fully equipped kitchens, and multiple indoor living spaces for your whole family or group. Two outdoor covered living spaces with seating for dining and lounging allow you room to grill out or just relax and take full advantage of lake views.

Every cabin is lakefront, many with a private dock for enjoying easy access to Tims Ford Lake all year round. And don't be sad that summer's almost over. In the fall and winter, gas fireplaces in every cottage make for a cozy cabin getaway where you can enjoy a peaceful lakeside retreat when the weather turns cooler.

No. 2: Visit the Jack Daniel Distillery.

Now that where to stay is settled, of course, you'll want to visit the historic Jack Daniel Distillery!

Jack Daniel was an American Distiller who founded the Tennessee Whiskey business in 1864, running it until 1907 when his nephew took over the business. Despite Prohibition, The Great Depression, and World War II the Jack Daniel's brand persevered and is now one of the most well-known liquor brands available today.

Several tasting and informational tour options are available. Customize your visit with a tour of the fully operational Jack Daniels barrel houses, sit for a tasting, and learn about the whiskey-making process.

Fun fact: Did you know that Lynchburg, TN is a dry county? It is and has been since 1910! But don't worry, you can still buy Jack Daniels after your tour.

No. 3: Enjoy a traditional southern lunch at Miss Mary Bobo's.

A visit to Lynchburg wouldn't be complete without dining at Miss Mary Bobo's Boarding House Restaurant just off the historic town square. This one-of-a-kind restaurant has been serving up traditional southern cuisine inside a picturesque antebellum home since 1913.

No. 4: Take a stroll around Lynchburg Square.

All that southern home cooking means it's time to get active. Take a walk around the historic town square and feel like you've stepped back in time.

Visit the Lynchburg Hardware General Store, the Dry Goods General Store, Sully's Gifts, and the other local shops for Jack Daniels memorabilia and a variety of gifts, specialty food items, and souvenirs.

Downtown Lynchburg is also home to unique shops, restaurants, a century-old county courthouse, and a few local art galleries you'll definitely want to check out.

No. 5: Learn local history at the Old Jail Museum.

Located off the main square in Lynchburg, you'll also find the Old Jail Museum. The museum was built in 1893 and remained active until 1990. Today, visitors can tour the building and view artifacts from times gone by.

No. 6: Spend time on the water at Tims Ford Lake.

Once you're ready for some adventure, be sure to spend time on one of the most beautiful lakes in Tennessee, Tims Ford Lake. Tims Ford Lake is a 10,700-acre lake that is home to some of the best bass fishing and water recreation in the Southeastern United States.

The Twin Creeks Marina offers boat rentals and rentals for tubes, kayaks, and paddleboards seven days a week. Late summer and fall are some of the best times to enjoy lazy afternoon excursions and leisurely sunset cruises at the lake.

No. 7: Immerse yourself in nature at Tims Ford State Park.

If you're staying at the Twin Creeks RV Resort or in one of the waterside cottages, you'll have easy access to Tims Ford State Park's walking and hiking trails. The 3,546-acre state park offers miles of hiking trails for all levels, and you can view a host of lush scenery, birds (including hawks and the elusive bald eagle), and other wildlife.

No. 8: Enjoy some rare downtime.

All too often, we tend to fill time away with so many activities that we need a vacation from our vacation! Consider planning for some downtime. Nestle in front of the fireplace for a cozy cabin nap, sip a glass of wine overlooking the lake from your second-floor covered deck, or just spend time away reconnecting with the people you care about most.

Plan your visit to Tims Ford Lake and Lynchburg Soon

Now is the perfect time to plan your late summer and fall getaway to historic Lynchburg and nearby Tims Ford Lake. For the best lakefront RV campsites and waterfront cabin rentals, visit to learn more and book your stay today.

Accommodations are available to rent per night or week. Book yours direct today and get the lowest nightly price.